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DirectX 11.0

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The indispensable multimedia tool for Windows meets it eleventh version

By Jane Middleburg

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just before the announcement of the next version of DirectX, this edition of the Microsoft’s masterpiece just fulfills its commitments. DirectX 11 offers high quality graphics in a completely new environment. It is indispensable software for all kind of work in Windows since it provides all the elements necessary for multimedia. This means that, without DirectX, you wouldn’t be able to play music, video and even games, since these multimedia files run thanks to the tools that are included in this programming interface. This update is necessary for running the latest games with the latest technologies such as tessellation that help to optimize your hardware up to the limit without having to spend more money on your equipment.

Thanks to these tools 3D modelling has been sharply improved. Taking a look at the different images and tech demos, you can tell that these new technique are really good. According to Microsoft, this DirectX 11 version does not only improve high-end graphic cards, but also those that are not so powerful. In this sense, even older computer will be able to move some advanced games in case they meet the proper specifications for that. Enjoy your high quality graphics thanks to this Microsoft API.

Pros

  • Advanced graphic techniques for 3D modelling
  • It makes the most of your video card

Cons

  • It does not perform any miracles with your GPU
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Providing a More Advanced and Immersive Gaming Experience than Ever Before

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

The release of DirectX 11 is much to the delight of many gamers worldwide. It is not a secret that it is the software behind the immersive sound effects and eye-popping 3D visuals in many PC games today. It is the graphics technology fueling majority of impressive games we play today. At the same time, for many sound card and video card manufacturers today, this latest version enabled them to add advanced effects and features to their products. DirectX 11 features many improvements. Developed to be more efficient, it provides power for current multi-core processors, and support for stylish texturing techniques and shading. As a result, it provides smoother 3D animation, and more lifelike and nuanced graphics than before. Aside from adding new graphical effects, DirectX has incorporated many APIs including Direct3D, DirectSound, and DirectDraw in different editions. Each API fulfills a different function to convey complete multimedia experience in Windows environments. There are some characteristics from earlier versions that have been incorporated in to one element or altogether removed.

Pros

  • Provides power for current multi-core processors
  • Supports stylish texturing techniques and shading

Cons

  • Only for Windows 7 and up OS users only
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WHAT EVERY GAMER MUST HAVE IS PLANNING TO USE WINDOWS SEVEN OR LATER

By Frank Kanyua

On Monday, August 4, 2014

Direct (x) is a major component in the gaming world especially if you are planning on playing any game on the microsoft windows os.All the other win os can be installed with different direct x,but when win 7 and 8 were introduced the chances of installing different version of direct x on them vanished.They came in with direct x 11 already built in like one of its system configuration.Basically i think playing around with the system can remove the direct x.All the games that windows supports need direct x inorder to run,what direct x does is to edit the feature that the graphics card displays inorder to give the required graphics outlay.Not all direct x can be used on every win version.The direct x support always depends on the system specifications and the type of external devices you have added like a 2mb graphics cant be fully utilised by direct x 9,10 and 11 but a graphics card with around 1gb memory will be utilised very well and the output will be execelent,the more the graphics memory the better the utilisation.Direct x also tabs in sound and other accessories in the pc.With the right card all games,apps and exe will work excelently with new versions of direct x.

SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS

Microsoft windows

Advanced graphics card 512mb and above for best results

Advanced sound card

CONCLUSION

Without direct x nothing in your computer that needs any card to work will work.So this is one of the most essential things your pc should not be missing.

Pros

  • Enables games to run much better
  • Allows us to see the true colour

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  • Some os dont support direct x downdrading
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for games and to make my computer to get better and good high performance so we can use it everyday of course what else do you want okay good

  • DirectX Graphics and Gaming ... D3D11_USAGE_DYNAMIC usage is a special case that optimizes the flow of data from CPU to GPU when the CPU generates

  • for playing games and having fun with my friends i really think this program is best for installing games so that iis the reason why am i dowloading in it

  • playing games on my laptop computer is easier with the directx download it is also a requirement on the steam website to have this installed

  • game installation purpose.every time system ask dll files are missing.reinstall the games again.so that i download direct x,for better performance

What similar programs have you used?
  • similar program that have use in laptop is Google Chrome, Microsoft word, VLC, Media Classic Player, Mozilla Firefox, San Andreas Mod Install

  • - I'm running Windows 8.1. I'm trying to run Assimp Viewer (and several other similar programs) but they all fail to open because thefffy do

  • i use games and windows and online drawing things like paint ... with this app i will download the game dead by day light so please ..let it have a end

  • i never used any similar program accept direct X 9.0 so its my first time to use direct X 11.0 i hope it would be better, and than you for uploading

  • directX 8 IN 2013K . AS A GAMING KID I WANT TOPLAY LATEST GAMESS BUT GAMES HAVE SUCH GRAPHICS THAT MY COMPUTER DONT RUN PROPERLY SO I DOWNLOAD

What do you like most about this program?
  • its a very nice software for game it has resolved issue for any game related every one enjoy that this is awesome try once please it would be great

  • it brings gaming to a higher level never seen before.it also assist other graphics software.it is also essential in playing games and videos

  • excellent. i like it to help me use other applications in my laptop. this is very helpful for all of us using our computers. congratulations to php nuke software share web. thank you

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  • SO FAR IS GOOD INFO AND STORY. MOSTLY ITS REALLY HELP ME TO SOLVE A CERTAIN PROBLEM THAT I GAVE. KEEP IT UP. WE ARE APPRECIACETE WHAT YOU ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.

Review

DirectX is a free API (application programming interface) collection developed by Microsoft. Designed to enable the highest quality for multimedia content using Windows systems, it is targeted for games use. Testing has shown that the latest version,DirectX 11 sharply increases graphics performance, reproducing high-quality graphics on Windows-based computers.

In order to take advantage of the new updated multi-thread processors and powerful graphic cards, there are new features included in this software. DirectX utilizes advanced graphical techniques such as bump-mapping and tessellation, which take models made with triangles and divide them into small parts. This way, 3D models are made more complex, assisted by the processor, without wasting resources in the process. This tessellation technique can be applied to all elements within a graphic environment, thus realizing the claims of the main graphic card manufacturers.

DirectX includes advanced graphical techniques such as tessellation and bump-mapping

Thanks to the new multi-threaded CPU, the multiple instructions of APIs are optimized for running many processes simultaneously without a bottleneck, though this depends on your hardware´s capacity. DirectX 11 has the high quality jump that DirectX 9 and 10 could not achieve due to hardware and operating system limitations. According to the latest tests, hardware usage has been optimized, with performance increased by 20% .

Several APIs in one package

Besides adding new graphical effects such as bump and displacement mapping, DirectX includes many APIs such as DirectSound, DirectDraw or Direct3D in different editions. Each component fulfills a different function in order to bring a complete multimedia experience to Windows environments and even multi-player features through an Internet connection. For example, DirectSound is one of the main components of DirectX that uses your hardware in order to offer advanced audio and video quality.

Some characteristics from previous editions have been removed or incorporated in to one element. For this reason, the update to the last version of DirectX is highly recommendable. The updated tools provide a proper hardware acceleration for low-end compatible graphic cards that enhance the operations with multimedia editors and players. This feature is enabled by the creation of DirectCompute, which enhances GPU processes.

An example of tessellation in a racing game
An example of tessellation in a racing game

DirectX 11.0 Features

Check out the main features of DirectX before downloading:

  • DirectCompute takes advantage of the low-end graphic processors, offering better results than similar software
  • Enhanced functionalities with multi-threaded processors allow developers to increase the performance of games and visual applications
  • New advanced graphic techniques like tessellation help producers save resources, driving operations to the computer’s multi-core CPU and enabling improved rendering
  • Especially designed for supporting advanced video and audio applications, with high quality results
  • Includes many different APIs like DirectX Media which accelerates content from web browsers or video player applications

For more information about DirectX before downloading, feel free to check the developer’s website.

Enhanced character modelling
Enhanced character modelling

System Requirements

These are the minimum system requirements for downloading this essential component to your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 for recent versions or later
  • Processor: 1GHz CPU or faster
  • Memory: 1GB RAM for 32-bit version or 2GB for 64-bit
  • HDD: 1 MB free space
  • GPU compatible